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Thread: [SOLVED] Vmware Server 1.0.4 not picking Printer as USB peripheral in Gusty

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    [SOLVED] Vmware Server 1.0.4 not picking Printer as USB peripheral in Gusty

    Hi all,

    I upgraded to Ubuntu 7.10 recently from 7.04 and as there is no support from the Ubuntu Community(The program not available in Add/Remove and also not in Automatix) for Vmware Server, I installed latest VMware Server directly. Everything is working fine after some tweaking but the server is not recognizing my attached Canon MP110 printer as USB peripheral because of which I'm not able to use it with the Guest operating system(WinXP). The printer is working fine in the Ubuntu 7.10 installation and had no problem in 7.04 version with Vmware Server 1.0.3.

    Please help

    Thanx



    Solution No.1

    SOLVED

    Please open the following file: /etc/init.d/mountdevsubfs.sh by following command - gksudo gedit /etc/init.d/mountdevsubfs.sh

    Find the following lines:
    #mkdir -p /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs
    #domount usbfs "" /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs -obusmode=0700,devmode=0600,listmode=0644
    #ln -s .usbfs/devices /dev/bus/usb/devices
    #mount --rbind /dev/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb


    Unmark them so that look like this:
    mkdir -p /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs
    domount usbfs "" /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs -obusmode=0700,devmode=0600,listmode=0644
    ln -s .usbfs/devices /dev/bus/usb/devices
    mount --rbind /dev/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb

    Restart and your usb devices will be recognised


    Solution No. 2 (Thanx to Jome2)

    The problem with Workstation can be resolved by:
    sudo mount -t usbfs none /proc/bus/usb/
    Last edited by ashishgoel; April 20th, 2008 at 06:02 PM. Reason: Solution added
    'cause I said SOOO.....

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    Re: Vmware Server 1.0.4 not picking Printer as USB peripheral in Gusty

    I am having the same problem as u have.. In ubuntu fiesty, i was able to install my printer in my winXP in vmware player 2.0, right now, after doing a fresh install of gutsy my printer is not detected by vmware, so i cant connect my printer directly to my vmware player.. i need to print my document. it is important

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    Re: Vmware Server 1.0.4 not picking Printer as USB peripheral in Gusty

    your not the only one. Mine is not a printer, but USB thumb drives and my Ipod do not pass through into vmware.

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    Re: Vmware Server 1.0.4 not picking Printer as USB peripheral in Gusty

    I had same problem after upgrade. After installing vmware server 1.04 it would not see any usb devices until i uncommented the 4 lines in the file below. This also worked for virtual box.

    /etc/init.d/mountdevsubfs

    #
    # Magic to make /proc/bus/usb work
    #
    #mkdir -p /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs
    #domount usbfs "" /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs -obusmode=0700,devmode=0600,listmode=0644
    #ln -s .usbfs/devices /dev/bus/usb/devices
    #mount --rbind /dev/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb

    see http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/747

    now vmware will locate any usb connections as before

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    Re: Vmware Server 1.0.4 not picking Printer as USB peripheral in Gusty

    Hi tcdrewiv,

    Thank you very much! It does work perfectlly for me. I was using Kubuntu 7.04 + VMWare Server 1.03 where everything worked fine. When I moved to Ubuntu 7.10 + VMWare Server 1.04 I lost all USB devices.

    The clue you gave, did the trick, but there is one question... Why these 4 lines wheren't uncomented by default?

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    Re: Vmware Server 1.0.4 not picking Printer as USB peripheral in Gusty

    I have no idea. People a lot smarter than me may have an answer. I have been an ubuntu user since dapper and I have always been able to find an answer to any problem on these forums. I was glad to pass the answer along.

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    Re: Vmware Server 1.0.4 not picking Printer as USB peripheral in Gusty

    i'll be glad if anyone could be little more explainatory on how to do it exactly...

    thanx
    'cause I said SOOO.....

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    Re: Vmware Server 1.0.4 not picking Printer as USB peripheral in Gusty

    SOLVED

    Please open the following file: /etc/init.d/mountdevsubfs.sh by following command - gksudo gedit /etc/init.d/mountdevsubfs.sh

    Find the following lines:
    #mkdir -p /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs
    #domount usbfs "" /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs -obusmode=0700,devmode=0600,listmode=0644
    #ln -s .usbfs/devices /dev/bus/usb/devices
    #mount --rbind /dev/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb


    Unmark them so that look like this:
    mkdir -p /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs
    domount usbfs "" /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs -obusmode=0700,devmode=0600,listmode=0644
    ln -s .usbfs/devices /dev/bus/usb/devices
    mount --rbind /dev/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb


    Restart and your usb devices will be recognised.
    'cause I said SOOO.....

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    Re: [SOLVED] Vmware Server 1.0.4 not picking Printer as USB peripheral in Gusty

    I use vmware workstation 6.0.0 on Ubuntu 7.10 and have this problem as well.
    Umark (uncomment) of these lines do nothing.

    Earlier I have used vmware workstation 6.0.0-beta on Ubuntu 7.04 and it worked fine.

    What can I try more to solve the problem?

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    Re: [SOLVED] Vmware Server 1.0.4 not picking Printer as USB peripheral in Gusty

    The problem with Workstation can be resolved by:
    sudo mount -t usbfs none /proc/bus/usb/

    The resolution from:
    http://communities.vmware.com/message/617688
    "There is allegations that /proc/bus/usb/ is insecure, but that Vmware refuses to change to the new standard."

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